The Women’s Museum is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month by celebrating women’s role in the jazz era! Don’t miss this exclusive, in-depth conversation with jazz legend, Louise Tobin. She will share experiences and stories from her legendary career. The event is Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Gallery 5619, part of Mosaic Austin, is pleased to announce the re-launch of its space with the opening of Congregated, an exhibition curated by Shea Little, on view April 10 – May 14, 2010. Originally founded in 2007, the gallery has recently undergone extensive physical and programmatic changes to better position itself as a relevant and leading exhibition space. Mosaic pastor Don Vanderslice states, “We are extremely proud to re-launch Gallery 5619 as a first-rate space for Austin artists and beyond. Our first effort, curated by Shea Little, is the beginning of a new exhibition schedule that will firmly establish us as a gallery committed to serving the artistic and spiritual needs of our community.”
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin will participate in “Slow Art Day,” a global art event happening on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A project of the nonprofit Reading Odyssey, Inc., “Slow Art Day” provides participants a chance to slow down and spend some quality time contemplating art – a rare opportunity in our super charged, fast paced world.
Native American Works On Paper opens to the public on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm in the Gateway Gallery at the El Paso Museum of Art. This exhibition is free to the public.
Join the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. Artists on Art with Alejandra Carrillo. This 3rd Thursday event is free to the public.
Art can change the lives of its beholders and through Dallas organization Art for Darfur, it can better the lives of those across the globe as well. Art for Darfur 2010, a silent art auction also featuring multiple performance artists and speakers, will take place Saturday, April 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Bob Hope Lobby and Taubman Atrium of Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts facility. Proceeds from the event benefit Darfur Peace and Development.
If photography is your cup of tea, then the Dallas Museum of Art has something special for you. Three lectures related to the Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874 will be presented by photographic experts, curators and educators during April 2010. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the techniques and technology of 19th century photography.
On June 26, the Amon Carter Museum presents Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–50s. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to bring together South American and U.S. geometric abstraction and includes a range of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings and films. Constructive Spirit will be on view through September 5; admission is free.
Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez opens to the public on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery of the El Paso Museum of Art. This exhibition is free to the public. Parking is available at the Convention Center and the Camino Real Hotel for a fee. Free parking is available on most weekends at the City Hall parking lot on Santa Fe Street.
The MAC Board of directors requests all members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading. This exhibition will open Saturday, July 31st with a festive Sweet Sixteen theme reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through August 28.
The El Paso Museum of Art announces classes for adults (ages 15 years and up unless otherwise noted). Classes include life drawing, clay jewelry, paper jewelry, fabric and wire necklaces, and crochet cuffs, bracelets and bangles. Call 915.532.1707 or visit www.elpasoartmuseum.org for more information.
Ten brave art adventurers successfully completed the Dallas Art News Museum Express Tour. The tour was led by Michael Roman, managing editor of Dallas Art News, on Saturday, April 3, 2010. The tour started in Fort Worth at the Amon Carter Museum and ended in Dallas at The Women’s Museum.
This Saturday, April 3, 2010, is the Museum Express Tour. A dozen brave art loving Texans were crazy enough to sign-up for the adventure of a life-time. We will be visiting eight Dallas / Fort Worth museum in one day via The T Services, Trinity Railway Express and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The museum we’ll see include the Amon Carter Museum, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Meadows Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Nasher Sculpture Center and The Women’s Museum.
For the first time Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery will be featuring photographs by Dallas photographer, Bob Chilton. Ranging from black and white to rich color, these photographs reflect imagery of maritime subjects.
Visit 37 member galleries, museums and nonprofit art spaces on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 2 to 8 p.m.. This FREE event allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day. See the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) web site for a downloadable Gallery Guide for maps and the Spring Gallery Walk flyer with exhibition listings. Hours may vary; please see individual listings.